This year was prolific in rumors and leaks about games, smartphones, and consoles. PlayStation 5 is not an exception, so as a fan, you are getting and reading a lot of stuff. Of course, through the sea of rumors, it is hard to know what’s right and what’s not.
What we know for sure is that PS5 will launch at the end of 2020, so the clock is saying one year of waiting. At the same time, we must know for sure if the next-generation console will have a backward-compatibility feature, what new technology will bring, and with what cost? Let’s see what we have until now.
PlayStation 5 – Features, Expectations, Date, and Price
Everything started when Sony’s CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida, said that a next-generation console must make way on the market. He also declared that the company is working on a new console, so that was the moment when rumors started to take life. After that, another declaration came about the design of the console, which will not be quite different from the actual one. The big difference between the two Sony’s consoles will be at the power department.
Moreover, in the hardware department, we know about some improvements. The 3D Audio Chip will be custom for the AMD processor. The storage room is getting a change with the solid-state drive (SSD) and fast loading. Every game will run faster and better with the SSD instead of an HDD. The Screen Resolution will be revolutionized from 4K to 8K.
So with PS5 will be passing from 3480×2160 pixels (4K) to 7680×4320 pixels (8K). The CPU is not left behind, because the PS5 will have the third generation AMD Ryzen line with eight cores and 7nm Zen 2 micro-architecture. Also, the CPU is capable of supporting the ray tracing technology.
To sum up, PlayStation 5 will come with an attractive price, that’s what Cerny said in an interview. So it is curious to know what is the attractive price the company has decided for their next-generation console. The launch date will be around next year’s holiday, and everybody hopes that the console will come with backward-compatibility.